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specific version of 1994's contract with america. the setting was a lumber company in northern virginia, the key points are these. a halt to any stimulus spending that hasn't gone out yet. and a rollback of overall spending to prestimulus, prebailout levels. repeal of the health care reform law. permanent extension of the bush era tax cuts for everybody. along with new tax breaks for small businesses. a freeze in nonsecurity related federal hiring and a requirement that all new legislation pass a constitution check. those last two points are a nod to the tea party which by the way handed several republican candidates their hats in this year's primaries. some brand new polling is boosting republican hopes in the november senate races with one big exception. our cnn senior political editor joins me from d.c. with the stories behind these numbers. let me get started with the numbers. then i want to hear what you to say about it. in pennsylvania, former republican congressman pat toomey leads joe sestak 49% to 44%. wisconsin republican ron johnson leads three-term incumbent russ feingold, 5
supplies. also, virginia coast, also on hurricane watch now, the navy as well getting ready. they are moving a destroyer out to calmer waters right outer loop p trying to get out of earl's way. rob marciano is there for news virginia beach for us now. rob, tell us the best you can tell us about when it might get to where you are and other people are along the coast and are we talking about a direct hit just yet? >> well, that's a possibility. it has been possibility the whole time, t.j. what we have been hoping for really hasn't happened. we have been hoping for more easterly progression of the forecast track. it keeps getting shifted to the west ask that means that north carolina, virginia, and the delmarva, and the northeast haven't been taken out of that forecasting margin of error, cone of uncertainty. it is a possibility to get a direct hit. even if that major hurricane gets within 50 miles of the coastline, or 100 miles of the coastline, that's going to put some hurt on virginia and chesapeake bay area and certainly the outer banks which you mentioned has some evacuati
of this forms a backdrop to the president's visit to a family home in falls church, virginia. >> and health care was one of those issues that we could no longer ignore. we couldn't ignore it because the cost of health care has been escalating faster than just about anything else. and i don't need to tell you all that. even if you you have health insurance, seen your co-payments, premiums skyrocket. even if you get health care from your employer, that employers' costs have skyrocketed and they're starting to pass more and more of those to their employees. more people don't get health care from their employers. >> now, republicans are vowing to undercut, some are actually vowing to repeal health reforms if they win control of the house. in the meantime, 20 different states are suing the federal court. in florida, calling health insurance mandates an unconstitutional power grab. basically saying that the u.s. government is not empowered to do some of the things they've done in health care reform. it's a little bit like an al capone case. it's got to do with the rights the federal government has to
. >>> state of virginia executed teresa lewis in a murder for hire case. the first woman executed in virginia in nearly a century. she was . >>> the obama administration says an immediate end to the military's policy of don't ask, don't tell may threaten combat operations. they made the response keeping gays from serving openly. >>> one of the biggest singing stars of the 1950s has died. the family of eddie fisher says he had never quite recovered from a recrept hip surgery. fisher sold millions of records and also had a number of marriages to hollywood beauties, as well. remember debbie reynolds? elizabeth taylor and connie stevens. he's survived by four children including carrie fisher. he was 82 years old. ♪ >>> tough new restrictions on the diabetes drug aand have yeah. it's going to stay on the market we are told but only type ii diabetes patients with no other option can take it and that's what sanjay gupta's talking about. >> people have been wanting a decision on this for some time because there were reports saying there's an increased risk of heart attack with this medication. in j
back-to-school pep talk with the nation's students. coming up, a chat with a virginia teacher who was face-to-face with the president on monday. >>> cuba's seismic shift. a half million government workers getting pink slips. >>> gornlg i'm tony harris. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> a tea party favorite and a gop candidate locked in a tight race, a long-time congressman battles ethics charges and five opponents. it is primary election day in seven states and the district of columbia. we are spotlighting the hot races. paul steinhauser joining us live from washington, d.c. paul, delaware and, let's say, new hampshire top our list because of what we like to call the tea party factor. >> reporter: you are absolutely right. this last big round of primaries this year, and you've got that kind of crisis going on there on the republican side in the primaries. tea party backed candidates and conservative candidates taking on and gaining strength at the expense of the mainstream republican candidates. long-time did republican candidate mike ca
in virginia until late 2001. no charges have been publicly filed against him. >>> freed american hiker sarah shourd is pinning her hopes on iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad to get her fiance and friend out of jail. she made her case yesterday in new york where ahmadinejad attended the u.n. general assembly. >> i just wanted to thank president ahmadinejad for this gesture of allowing my mother and i to meet with him and for the mothers of shane and josh to meet with his envoy. it was a very gracious gesture and a good meeting. for me to be able to talk to the president, something i've been waiting for a long time and i prayed for in prison. so it's a good feeling to tell him my story directly. so i'm thankful for this and hopeful it will make a difference for shane and josh. >> shourd says for now, her focus will be to push every minute for the release of her companions. >>> bishop eddie long is set to address the allegations himself tomorrow. the announcement comes just a day after a fourth young man filed a lawsuit against the popular atlanta pastor. >> this shows how closely this stor
's doing to be in new mexico tonight. iowa, wisconsin, as well as richmond, virginia. the next few days you're going to see him really amp this up, ali. >> speak about amping it up, nice job from you, my friend. good to see you again. >> well, you know, i don't know if it's a hollywood style performance but, you know. >> excellent. award winning, no question about that. ed, good to see you, my friend. listen, we're going to try out -- thank you, yes, we're up for an emmy award tonight. if i don't tell you about that tomorrow, don't bring it up. >> well, yeah. you know, i'm just a little worried that what did oliver stone call you, the bald dome? >> the bald dome is going all the way. >> i'm just quoting him, the bald dome. is that bald dome going to be able to get in the time warner tomorrow? you have to admit, that's going to be pretty big. >> this will always be a part of my life, the stakeout with ed henry. good to see you, my friend. ed henry at the white house. >>> it is time now in case you didn't get enough politics out of ed, time for cnn equals politics update right now with two of
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